Eden Hazard keen for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke to join Chelsea.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard says he would be the "happiest man in the world" if Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke signed for the Blues this summer.

The Belgium international Benteke - who has scored a total of 49 goals in 101 appearances for Villa - has been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United and recently admitted that he wasn’t sure were his future lies.

However, Hazard says he would welcome his Belgium team-mate with open hands if Chelsea secure his signature.

"If Christian signs with us, I would be the happiest man in the world," Hazard told reporters in Belgium.

“I have a great relationship with him and would like nothing better than to play with him. Christian is 25. He is at an age where he has to make a good career choice.

"Not that Aston Villa is a small club but he has already played many great games and can now play in the Champions League."